Dr. Debra Lewis, DDS and her staff take pride in offering quality dental care in a calm, positive environment. Each staff member is highly skilled in providing quality dental care as well as outstanding customer service. Their goal is simple: to provide excellent oral health care for the whole family and to be of service to the community. Please read the profiles below to learn about our team!
Dr. Debra Lewis
Emma Youngblut - Dental Assistant
Paige Rutowski - Dental Hygienist
Taylor Hewitt - Dental Hygienist
Kristie Cilman - Receptionist
Jammie Hall - Receptionist
Lynnette Leader - Receptionist
Dr. Debra Lewis, DDS has been delivering comfortable, quality dentistry for over 30 years. Shortly after
earning a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 1985, Dr. Lewis based her practice in
Flint, MI. After 11 years in Flint, she moved the practice to Interlochen, MI and began seeing patients here in
1997. Since that time, Dr. Lewis has remained current with the latest dental tools and techniques by participating
in continuing education on topics such as esthetic dentistry, gum tissue advancements, evaluation of occlusion
(bite alignment), bruxism (teeth grinding), Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, sleep apnea, and business
Dr. Lewis takes a special interest in helping her patients establish and maintain a healthy mouth and great smile. In her practice, Dr. Lewis seeks to provide needed and beneficial treatment while being of service to the community. She refuses to treat a patient as a number, and takes the time to get to know her clients. She embraces new techniques and the latest technology in order to provide each and every customer the highest quality of care. On a personal note, Dr. Lewis has been happily married to husband Kevin Nagy for over 30 years. They are the proud parents of two wonderful daughters, Elise and Juliet. In addition, she is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Resort District Dental Society
- Grand Traverse Area Women Dentists
Our Dental Assistant
Emma Youngblut Emma joined Dr. Debra Lewis' team in October 2015 as a Chairside Dental Assistant. She is a certified dental assistant and has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She enjoys working with patients and her favorite part about assisting is seeing how happy the patients are when they leave the office with a new smile. Outside of the practice, she loves gardening, cooking, making jewelry in her spare time and walking in the woods with her Yorkshire (Haley her dog). She's been married for 30 years to Greg. They both enjoy riding his Harley. Emma has just recently moved to Beulah and is loving the upnorth life.
Our Dental Hygienists
With many years of experience in dentistry, our team of hygienists is well trained in helping our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. With gentle hands, our hygienists are very thorough when providing oral health care and strive to make a difference by compassionately encouraging oral health care. They are empathetic, good listeners, and very knowledgeable about the many dental care products available today. They are dedicated to continuing their dental knowledge through education and are great resources for information on maintaining good oral health between dental visits and for a lifetime.
Paige Rutowski was born and raised in Onekama. She is a 2013 graduate of Ferris State University's Dental Hygiene program. Paige spends her free time with her friends and family. She enjoys skiing, camping, boating, spending afternoons on the beach at Lake Michigan, and playing with her chocolate lab, Cooper.
Taylor Hewitt recently joined our team, after graduating from the Dental Hygiene program at Lansing Community College. After moving from Morrice, MI, she’s looking forward to enjoying life in Northern Michigan. Taylor likes spending her free time snowmobiling, skiing, camping on Lake Michigan, and going to the sand dunes!
Kristie Cilman grew up in Northern Michigan. She has over 25 years of experience in Dentistry. Kristie worked as Dr Lewis’ assistant for 8 years before moving to the front desk in 2011. She is the proud mom of 2 sons. Kristie enjoys spending time with friends, kayaking, camping, fishing and horseback riding.
Jammie Hall is a local graduate of NMC with a Registered Dental Assistant license in 2007. From Alaska, she moved here following high school. Married to her sweet husband for 10 years, she is also the proud mom of four little ones and a beloved dog, Zeke. Jammie enjoys the outdoors, traveling, a good book and serving others both locally and abroad.
Lynnette Leader recently joined our team. She has been a part of the dental field for over 30 years, working both as a chairside assistant and as a receptionist. Lynnette and her family live in Leelanau County. She has been married for 22 years to Bill and they have 2 talented daughters. Being on Lake Leelanau with her family is her happy place! She is looking forward to meeting new people here in the office.